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The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, “Request for State or Federal Workers' Compensation Information,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Submit comments on or before January 27, 2017.
A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201607-1240-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OWCP, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.Start Further Info
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Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for revisions to the Request for State or Federal Workers' Compensation Information (Form CM-905) information collection. Form CM-905 collects information to process a claim under the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. 901 et seq.). The information collected helps determine compensation benefits awarded for pneumoconiosis. The information collection has been classified as a revision, because the OWCP proposes to make a series of cosmetic and minor changes to Form CM-905. The changes provide clearer language, so that Federal/State workers' compensation officials clearly understand which portion of the form they should complete and what information to provide. Other changes update the form to reflect current organizational structure within the DOL. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2016 (81 FR 49270).
This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1240-0032. The current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2016; however, the DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo Start Printed Page 95649review. New requirements would only take effect upon OMB approval.
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1240-0032. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
- Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
- Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
- Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
- Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
Title of Collection: Request for State or Federal Workers' Compensation Information.
OMB Control Number: 1240-0032.
Affected Public: Federal Government; State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,000.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 500.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,000.Start Signature
Dated: December 21, 2016.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-31387 Filed 12-27-16; 8:45 am]
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